Season’s end split second shots

DVC Men's recap

Andrew Barber

Justin Yeargin (20) tries to drive past Modesto's forward on Feb. 21, 2014. The Vikings won 75-66 in their final season home game getting them into the playoffs.

March 5, 2014

With an overall record of 545-215 Steve Coccimiglio and the Vikings had an up and down 2014 season finishing (28-14). Due to a lot of injuries. Connor Jean is the captain and second leading scorer and has been out, A.B Najee has been out for two weeks due to a torn hamstring. But the Vikings managed to stay strong and  play with a lot of heart and make it to the playoffs. The Vikings (8-6, 20-8) received the #17 seed in the North, and matched up in the first round of the playoffs against conference rival #16 San Joaquin Delta (8-6, 14-12). Unfortunately the Vikings lost to #16 San Joaquin Delta 62-58.

This year’s team has been a predominantly  sophomore based team. With sophmore players leaving, like Connor Jean, A.B. Najee, Justin Yeargin, Kunle Fashola, Devon Pouncey, John Ocon and  Tom Witzel, it’s going to be pretty hard finding players to fill in their positions. But with a great winning history and a championship won in 2010-2011 season the Vikings recruiting for those positions should be filled quick with great talented players to help out the returning players coming back such as Jermaine Edmonds, Joe McNiff and last but not least Freshman guard Eric Ellis.

With them hopefully stepping up next year and learning from the sophomore players they currently played with the Vikings should return healthier and stronger than ever.

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  • A.B Najee sets up his shot on the basket in this game against American River College. Justin Yeargin (20) tries to drive past Modesto's forward on Feb. 21, 2014. The Vikings won 75-66 in their final season home game getting them into the playoffs. (Andrew Barber)
  • A.B. Najee os excited after making a three point shot late in the second half, winning75-66, to clinch a playoff spot. (Andrew Barber)
  • Connor Jean (12) drives past his opponent of American River College player in this game. DVC won at home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2014. (Andrew Barber)
  • DVC Eric Ellis, (10), goes up for a shot on the basket in this game against Amercian River College on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2014. DVC won 64-45. (Andrew Barber)
  • Justin Yeargin (20) tries to drive past Modesto's forward on Feb. 21, 2014. The Vikings won 75-66 in their final season home game getting them into the playoffs. (Andrew Barber)
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